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Old 10-07-2010, 12:55 AM   #1
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boot problems with 32bit ubuntu on 64bit system

my problem is my printer wont work on 64bit ubuntu.. no drivers... just for 32bit... and im a newb so i dont know all the technical stuff to get it to work if there was a way to...but anyways.. i tried to run ubuntu 32bit and i have alot of boot problems.. sometimes it will boot but most of the time it wont... i have to hard reboot everytime 6 or 7 times just to get it to boot.... i was wondering what could be the problem... i know im a newb but for some reason i was thinking maybe it was my hard drive being to large (1.5 terabyte) its been ahwhile since ive tried but i dont remember there being any error messages just a black screen.. ive waited up to around 5 hours for one boot so i know im giving it enough time there a fix to make 32bit ubuntu use a large hard drive like that.. i know there is one for the ram... but i love ubuntu and would like to have a stable system and use my printer at the same time... i hate being stuck to windows
Old 10-07-2010, 01:02 AM   #2
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What version of Ubuntu are you using? Is it 10.04? Have you tried it in Live mode to see if it really works with your hardware? I think 1.5tb should be supported under 32bit. There could be other reasons for your boot failure. And most likely is the graphics card driver. What is the video card on your system? LQ has HCL section where you can check whether your card is supported.
Old 10-07-2010, 01:03 AM   #3
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If 64 bit running fine,then let us know the printer name.We may help you find the driver.
Also in 32bit whats the exact error you facing?I mean after installation it boots but takes time?Or any other issue?
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I would think the 32-bit drivers should install o.k. on 64-bit - it's multi-lib.
What is failing - the liveCD, or a boot of a full install on (hard) disk ?.
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sorry i wasnt so clear before... but i just tried the ubuntu 10.10rc x86 and everything boot wise seemed to be fine but now im having trouble with wifi.. it detects my wireless connection but wont connect.. wont connect on ubuntu 10.04 to but oh well back to my real prob... to answer your questions my graphics card is (ati radeon hd 5870) but my boot probs are resolved so thats ok... my printer is a (dell v515w) there is a x86 driver on the dell website but thats it... ive tried the 32libs but didnt help... and bout my boot problems before if anyone was curios still.. it would boot up to the point to were it had the ubuntu splash screen then go black and do nothing else... what i thought was strange was that it would go just a bit further in linux mint but all in all it would do the same thing.. but it seems to work good now it would work fine on the livecd but just do it after installation... but my printer is the only thing keeping me from going back to linux so if anyone has any suggestions please do tell.. and bout my wireless im using my father in laws connection that lives next door.. and he wont password protect it.. so its kinda iffy... probably just the router.. but thanks for being interested... lets me know there is still some good peeps out there
Old 10-09-2010, 12:25 AM   #6
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oh yea

i dont have linux installed right now so i cant try anything in the terminal.. if the freaking internet would work i would install ubuntu and deal with it... but anyways to make a long sob story short.. i lost my job and we have to go stay with my wifes grandmother for a couple weeks till we can figure things out.. (tear) lol.. and she doesnt have as soon as i can ill check your suggestions out and let you know if they work... thanks so much for the help


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